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Poster: PCinoPunk Date: Apr 30, 2004 9:57am
Forum: movies Subject: Features look good using Sonics DVDit

Don't understand why everyone is worried about VCD Compatibity and splitting feature length films to fit on 2 cd's? Who gives a rats *ss. I've been putzing with burning features to DVD using Sonics DVDit. No out of sync issues and the program will refit video size. The only thing you need to do is in audio settings is select 192 bit rate and Dolby 2/channel instead of converting PCM audio. Have fun

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Poster: FP Date: May 1, 2004 1:37am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Features look good using Sonics DVDit

My experience on Win2K with this program was bad. This may be a warning to some - have a ghost or rollback ready before installing Sonic. I got it free with a DVD burner. Upon installation and reboot, I got a BSOD. I had to boot into safe mode and manually repair the 2K installation. A simple uninstall wouldn't do - it was necessary to go through the registry and laboriously strip out all references to Sonic and related drivers. I hadn't stored a ghost image for a month or so, and there had been a lot of changes, so this was less time-consuming than reinstalling the OS and apps.

I'm using DVD Architect 1 now, and it pretty much sucks but it works okay for burning movies, not so okay for authoring. Currently scouting for a better program.

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Poster: PCinoPunk Date: May 1, 2004 6:14am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Features look good using Sonics DVDit

Really! I'm using win2k also with SP4 and had no problems with it. Ulead DVD workshop on the other hand was. No matter how close I set the bit rate to the original movie I would still go out of sync somewhere down the line. The Prelinger shorts were even worse. DVDit seemed to solve all problems using PCM convert for the shorts and Dolby 2/channel for the features, hmmm, enteresting...

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: May 3, 2004 1:02am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Features look good using Sonics DVDit

I'm a big fan of using DVDLab. Especially since the content has already been converted to MPEG-2.

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